The obsUnplugged is a series of nights from which selections will be made for this year's local festival stages.
80+ Acoustic/Electro Acoustic acts will be selected to play over 2 weeks, showcasing some of the best local and national acoustic talent.
The Original Bands Showcase began in 2004 and has become an established credible annual event on the Leicester Music Scene. In 2012 we once again featured OBS bands at the prestigious Summer Sundae Weekender on the Musician Stage as well as the outstanding Strawberry Fields and Riverside Festivals.
As an extension, the obsUnplugged was launched specifically for Acoustic artists. The first event took place in 2011 and to date, 17 participating acts have been selected for the Summer Sundae Festival on the Musician Stage! Although SSW will not be taking place this year, there are still many coveted festival places and local support slots up for grabs.
This showcase is specifically for ACOUSTIC/ELECTRO ACOUSTIC acts, encompassing anything other than full blown electric bands. Singer/Songwriters, duos and full bands of any genre will participate in a series of shop window showcases throughout January to secure festival slots for 2013.
There will be music industry representatives in attendance who will collaborate and make the selections. The finale will feature a selection of the shortlisted participating acts. Final decisions will then be made as to who will grace this summer's festival stages.
All dates will be hosted at the Musician, commencing 2nd through to 17th January. This year's finale takes place on Saturday 2nd February.